Debate over bankruptcy measures had stalled talks on the issue for weeks, as Rushing reported in Wednesday's paper. Senate sources say that the issue will get an up-or-down vote as an amendment. The base bill will emerge on the chamber floor later this afternoon, they said. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to announce the bill's details at 5 p.m.
It's expected to be heavy on tax credits, like the $15,000, three-year credit proposed by Sen. Johnny Isakson (R- Ga.), though the credit's exact amount will be revised. Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) had been pushing for the bankruptcy provisions.
A final vote isn't expected until mid-next week.